PSA: Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’

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My Chemical Romance released first single since 2014 yesterday. Kendrick Lamar just fell new album. But did you know that this morning the city of Owls remix The original Smash Mouth hit “All Star”?

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You might be wondering why we’re talking about this on TechCrunch, which is not a music website. My editor is probably asking the same question. But here are the technical aspects:

  1. All Star is to Internet culture what Jane Eyre is to gothic literature. This is a classic. Especially with the advent of TikTok, songs are now memes – be honest with yourself, did you know who Capone was before “oh no no no” went viral? How many Gen Zers heard Fleetwood Mac for the first time because of a guy riding a longboard from Ocean Spray? Smash Mouth would have lost its relevance much sooner if “All Star” hadn’t appeared in the opening sequence of Shrek, a movie that has become an integral part of its second life on the Internet.
  2. Let’s not forget Owl City, solo project electronic (technical angle!) Musician Adam Young. The dude knows he’s a loner wonder and he knows the jokes. He wrote the lyrics: “You wouldn’t believe your eyes / if ten million fireflies / lit up the world while I was falling asleep” and then goes on to claim that he received “a thousand hugs from ten thousand fireflies”. Listen. I could be a writer who writes Smash Mouth shit on Fridays to take his mind off other things (uhh, Elon Musk), but I am a writer, and I’ll tell you the lyrics don’t make any fucking sense. But Owl City has done what any prankster on the Internet should have done: it made a commitment, building a reputation for itself. all Stars. When a fan asked him what he meant by that lyric: “Each firefly hugs you 1,000 times, or is it only 1/10 of the bugs that hug you?” Yang wrote. long facebook post (yes, facebook, technology the company is a technical corner!) confirming that he was “hugged 1000 times by 10,000 luminescent insects.” Great stuff here.
  3. John and Hank Green helped shape the creator economy as we know it—their company DFTBA Records stocks a number of independent internet leaders, and they co-founded VidCon, the annual online video convention. Not to mention they run one of the oldest and largest online communities through their YouTube channel, vlogbrothers. Online video? Big deal. How much letters from congress Recently posted on TikTok? Technical angle. But to get back to All Star, the two men in their forties spent several months during 2020 only uploading All Star lyrics videos to YouTube. It was kind of beautiful project.
  4. The Owl City remix of “All Star” is being distributed digitally only. Is this a technical corner?
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In any case, if you want to take your mind off doom and darkness From technology, have you thought about listening to the Owl City remix of “All Star”? Did you read very serious press release, in which Paul Delisle of Smash Mouth calls the song a “wonderfully creative and unique reimagining”, commenting that it’s an “honor” that Owl City remixed it? Did you know that Adam Young says “All Star” is one of his favorite songs of all time and is that serious or is it part of a joke? Did he really get 1,000 hugs from 10,000 fireflies? everyone?

Okay, here’s the song:

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